29 episodes

Air Education and Training Command experts discuss a wide variety
of topics that directly impact total force Airmen, including force
development, continuum of learning, innovation and more!
Description: Experts from across the Air Force's recruiting, training and
education enterprise discuss a wide variety of topics that directly impact
total force Airmen, including force development, the continuum of learning,
innovation and more!

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Air Education and Training Command experts discuss a wide variety
of topics that directly impact total force Airmen, including force
development, continuum of learning, innovation and more!
Description: Experts from across the Air Force's recruiting, training and
education enterprise discuss a wide variety of topics that directly impact
total force Airmen, including force development, the continuum of learning,
innovation and more!

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 26 - Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 26 - Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring

    On this edition of Air Education and Training Command's professional development podcast, Lt. Col. Joe Lopez, AETC special warfare division chief, and Lt. Col. Heath Kerns, 330th Recruiting Squadron commander, talk about the Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring program, which will now be the single path of entry for new Airmen to pursue careers in combat control, pararescue, tactical air control party, or special reconnaissance. Lopez and Kerns go in-depth on the objectives of the program, as well as the changes to the accessioning and training pipeline geared to a "scout-develop-recruit" mentality, and ultimately how Airmen get vectored into a specific special warfare Air Force Speciality Code.

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 25 - Language Enabled Airmen Program

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 25 - Language Enabled Airmen Program

    A deep dive inside the Language Enabled Airmen Program is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Feb. 11, 2020. Senior Airman Francisco Melendez from the Air University public affairs team sat down with the director of the Air Force Language and Culture Center, Howard Ward, as well as Capt. Christopher Price, a LEAP scholar, to about the AFCLC’s flagship language program focused on cross-cultural communication. Ward details how the LEAP program spans an Airman’s entire career, including both building and maintaining a working proficiency in a foreign language that allows them to think globally and use their skills as a force multiplier. Ward also talks to who is eligible for the program and dispels the myth that LEAP is an interpreter program. Price details how he came to be in the LEAP program and his passion for it, as well as talks about his travels while in the program.

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 24 - BMT Adaptive Learning Platform Beta-Test

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 24 - BMT Adaptive Learning Platform Beta-Test

    Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here." Dan Hawkins from the AETC Public Affairs team sits down with Capt. Tyler Hoff, an Air Force basic military training flight commander from the 321st Training Squadron about the issuance of tablet computers to trainees at BMT as part of a six-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement beta test designed to test adaptive and personalized learning in the BMT setting. Hoff talks about the pilot program and its goals to assess learning outcomes, value and return on investment through the use of an adaptive learning platform for the overall BMT mission.

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 23 - Operational Height Waiver Process

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 23 - Operational Height Waiver Process

    On this second podcast of 2020, Jennifer Gonzalez from our AETC Public Affairs team sat down with Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the commander of 19th Air Force and responsible for everything pilot training. One of the big topics talked about on the pod is the operational waiver process for height, which has been a major focus area for Gen Wills and the 19th team. With the operational safety of everyone involved as priority one when it comes to granting waivers, Wills discusses how a team of experts are part of the process and talks to the process and why you shouldn’t let a website stop you from applying for a waiver.

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 23 - Operational Waiver Process for Height Standards

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 23 - Operational Waiver Process for Height Standards

    On this second podcast of 2020, Jennifer Gonzalez from the AETC Public Affairs team sat down with Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander responsible for pilot training. One of the big topics talked about on the pod is the operational waiver process for height, which has been a major focus area for Gen Wills and the 19th team. With the operational safety of everyone involved as priority #1 when it comes to waivers, Wills explains how a team of experts are part of the process and talks to the process and why you shouldn’t let a website stop you from applying for a waiver.

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 22 - Talent Management and Force Development

    The Air Force Starts Here - Ep 22 - Talent Management and Force Development

    New year, new name, same great content on the latest episode of Air Education and Training Command’s podcast series. On episode 22 of the renamed “The Air Force Starts Here” podcast, Col. Erica Rabe and David Crabtree from Headquarters Air Force A1 talk about talent management initiatives being worked in conjunction with total force development. Rabe and Crabtree discuss current talent management strategy, designed to capture total force requirements and drive deliberate management that enables diversity and quality of the Air Force’s collective expertise. They also go in depth on many programs regarding talent management for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel. Topics on the officer side include IDE/SDE programs, while enlisted programs include discussed include performance reports and promotion programs, as well as step promotions. Crabtree also talks to the expanded talent management programs for civilians at the strategic, operational and tactical levels as well, including a refreshed OPM curriculum and service sponsored associate’s degree

Customer Reviews

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Great podcast with a lot of useful information and insight into the evolving training world. I would like to hear about the Accelerated Commissioning Program that was Beta Tested for MSgt-CMSgt this past year. What was the outcome and what is the future of this program or a similar one?

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Good information... needs some work

First and foremost, I think it’s great that a MAJCOM is taking a modern approach at reaching Airmen via the conduits that they are more apt to use. The production and sound quality is good and the topics so far seem broadly relevant. It does seem like there could be some more pre-production prep about what questions will be asked and to what depth of answers should be provided. There were several times during the Recruiting podcast where it seemed like the question wasn’t really answered or was answered in the most generic, surface level way possible. In depth discussions can be had and chopped down later if needed.

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